Arts & Letters Prizes

Arts & Letters Prizes18th Annual Arts & Letters Prize Judges Announced

Poetry: Richard Garcia
Creative Nonfiction: Sonja Livingston
Fiction: Amy Hassinger
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction Winners will appear in next year’s Fall or Spring issue of Arts & Letters.
Drama: Iona Sun
The Drama Prize winner will attend the production of the prize-winning one-act play at the Georgia College campus (usually in March).

18th Annual Arts & Letters Prize Winners

Arts & Letters Drama Prize for One-Act Play (Judge: Iona Sun)
WINNER: Matthew Minnicino
James Hutchison
Bara Swain
Rikki Schwartz
Scott Sickles
James Brown
Lynn-Steven Johanson

Arts & Letters Fiction Prize (Judge: Kate Christensen)
WINNER: Micah Hicks
Anne Holbrook
Adrienne Bernhard
Laine Cunningham

Rumi Prize in Poetry (Judge: Carol Frost)
WINNER: Jude Nutter
Jessica Guzman Alderman
Leeya Mehta
Laura Sobbott Ross
Emily Cole
Gayle Kaune
Sally Derringer
Roy Mash

Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction (Judge: Faith Adiele)
WINNER: Dawn Davies
Cate Hennessey
Clinton Peters
Kelly Allen

About the Prizes
For our prizes in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, we offer the winner a $1,000 prize and publication in the next year’s Fall or Spring issue. The prize-winning one-act play winner receives a $500 prize and travel support to attend the prize play production at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) Our prizes are made possible through generous gifts to our prize endowments from Dr. Martin Lammon, Dr. Barry Darugar, Bahram and Fari Atefat, and other friends of Arts & Letters. If you are interested in contributing to our endowments, please contact us!

Arts & Letters Fiction Prize
Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: prose manuscripts up to 25 pages, typed, double-spaced

Rumi Prize in Poetry
Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission, typed, single-spaced

Drama: one-act play of 30-60 pages typed in standard stage play format

Please do not include your name on the uploaded file you submit to any genre. All fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction prize submissions will be considered for publication at regular payment rates.

Please submit for the prizes during our prize submission period, February 1 – March 31. The entry fee is $20 ($10 for the one-act drama prize). All submissions are through our Submittable site:


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